Nursing - Hygiene and Nutrition

You could have a huge impact with your nursing skills. Increase the skill sets of a nursing team who work with both young children and elderly patients at a unique care home.


You can impact these global goals

Volunteer in India

Poverty Reduction

Women's health

Elderly care


Volunteer skills needed:




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Organisation Overview

Founded by a local pediatrician, Thavaru Public Charitable Trust is a community-based organisation in Hassan, Karnataka State in South Western India. They aim to provide shelter and support for orphans, the elderly and the terminally ill through a series of programmes for the poor and disadvantaged including hospice care, education, adoption programmes and medical facilities. Their vision is to provide shelter for uncared for senior citizens and abandoned babies, provide a better life for the mentally and physically challenged and make Thavaru Public Charitable Trust a happy home for the needy.

Why do they need this training?

Thavaru’s “open-door” policy for the care of the very young and the elderly is at the heart of the work they do, but social and cultural changes in the region have led to an increasing number of patients and residents, putting a strain on their capacity. Further training in up-to-date nursing practices will nhance their current nursing skill sets and help them when training the new staff that they need to recruit. 

Who would fit this role?

Thavaru would like a professional medical practitioner with extensive knowledge of basic modern nursing standards, especially in regards to hygiene and nutrition.

Specific experience in either paediatric and geriatric care would be very helpful.

This opportunity is open to pairs & couples

Thavaru Public Charitable Trust are happy to accommodate two people and are open to two volunteers delivering the training.

Their location:

Local points of interest:

Shettihalli Rosary Church - 1 hour by bus

Chennakeshava Temple - 1.5 hours by bus

Shravanabelagola - 4.5 hours by bus

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